Thursday, May 23, 2024

County launches pet spay-neuter program for low-income pet owners

Press release- Lincoln County is excited to announce the LCSNP (LC “Snip”) program,
allocating federal relief funds to counter dog and cat overpopulation that was
substantially worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln County, through American Rescue Plan Act funding, seeks to support local low-income households with spay and neuter services for their pet felines and canines.

County staff will work with applicants and participating veterinarians’ offices to
coordinate and submit payment for spay and neuter procedures.

To qualify for this program, you must be a resident of Lincoln County and income
eligible, which can be confirmed by showing eligibility for SNAP/TANF; WIC; OHP;
Medicaid; Housing Assistance; Supplemental Security Income; Veterans Pension
Benefits; and Surviving Spouse Pension Benefits.

A drag-and-drop file upload box is provided within the program application for you to include a document that verifies enrollment in one of these programs. An application is not considered complete until one of these documents has been provided.

If you are applying for more than one pet in your household, you must fill out separate
applications for each pet. Each pet is issued a unique reference number and separate

Below are the links to the application:
Board of Commissioners
Courthouse, Room 110
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4100
FAX (541) 265-4176


En Español:

For assistance filling out this application, please call the helpline at (541) 270-3393.

Dog owners are encouraged to have their pets licensed, which is much less expensive
when your pet is spayed or neutered.

For altered dogs, meaning spayed or neutered, the cost of a dog license is $5 per year.
For unaltered dogs the cost of a dog license is $35 for 1 year, $65 for 2 years, or $90 for
3 years. Cat licensing is optional but still requires proof of a current rabies vaccination.
More information can be found by visiting the Animal Shelter’s website,

Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS) has volunteered to help answer
questions on the helpline and assist applicants who do not have computer access; and
its sister organization, the Central Coast Humane Society (CCHS), is coordinating
spay/neuter services for “community” cats—that is, those who live in managed colonies
rather than in households.

The above applications are not for community cat services.

People who do not meet the income qualification for the county program can apply for
spay/neuter & other vet care assistance through other programs administered by CCHS
by visiting and completing a Request for Assistance

For questions, please contact Public Information Officer Kenneth Lipp at
[email protected] or 541-265-4100.

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